Posts from GovConDaily for 10/09/2017

Engility Unveils Cyber Training Scholarship for Military Vets; Lynn Dugle Comments

Engility has partnered with the nonprofit Center for Cyber Safety and Education to introduce a scholarship program designed to help U.S. military veterans obtain cybersecurity training and certification…
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Report: Navy to Start Decommissioning Oldest Cruisers in 2020

The U.S. Navy plans to decommission its 11 oldest cruisers over a six-year period, starting with the USS Mobile Bay and USS Bunker Hill guided missile ships in 2020, Defense News reported. A decommissioning schedule obtained by Defense News says the 11 Ticonderoga-class cruisers will leave the Navy fleet by 2026, when they reach the end of their 35-year service life…
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CBO: US Ports Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $38M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed bill that would address the cybersecurity of U.S. ports would cost $38 million to implement over the 2018 to 2022 period. The Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017 would also authorize the U…
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SES to Provide Managed, MEO Satellite Network Services to Govt Clients

SES‘ government solutions business unit will deliver managed network and low latency Medium Earth Orbit satellite network services as part of contracts received from the U.S. government. The company said Monday that it will provide approximately 4 gigabits per second of managed O3b services to aid 13 sites around the world for customers including the Defense Department and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…
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Proposed Bill Would Reauthorize, Reform NSA Surveillance Program

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation that would reauthorize and reform a section of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that permits the National Security Agency to monitor communications of non-U…
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Heather Wilson: Air Force Needs to Establish Common Space C2 System

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said there are several things the service needs to address in space operations and one of those is the establishment of a common system for command and control in an effort to build up situational awareness in space, Federal News Radio reported Thursday…
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CAE’s Gene Colabatistto Speaks at USC Viterbi’s 2017 Scholarship & Fellowship Dinner

Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group, was one of the featured speakers at the 2017 Scholarship and Fellowship Dinner hosted Wednesday by the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering…
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Air Force Develops Encryption Tech to Secure Communication Devices

The U.S. Air Force has built a chip technology designed to help military personnel encrypt data and communications between unmanned aerial vehicles or robotic systems for explosive ordnance disposal. Mini Crypto is a lightweight encryption engine designed to generate a session-based key and requires only 400 milliwatts of power to function, the Air Force said Oct…
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Report: FBI Begins $100M Data Center Project in Idaho

The FBI has broken ground on the bureau’s $100 million project to establish a data center in Pocatello, Idaho, FCW reported Friday. Construction of the 100,000-square-foot building is part of a broader multiyear effort to consolidate multiple FBI data management operations, information technology systems and services…
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Gen. Mark Milley: Army Eyes Rapid Tech Procurements Through Restructuring Effort

Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley has said the service will launch a restructuring effort as part of a modernization strategy that seeks to increase the U.S. military’s competitive advantage against regional and global threats across ground, air, maritime, space and cyber domains, Defense One reported Friday…
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Laurie Foglesong Named Peraton Chief HR Officer; Stu Shea Comments

Laurie Foglesong, a 20-year human resources professional, has been appointed chief HR officer at Herndon, Virginia-based communications and technology services contractor Peraton. She previously served as director of HR at Harris (NYSE: HRS), Peraton said Friday…
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VIDEO: Sailors from USS Oak Hill supply equipment and fuel on Vieques island in Puerto Rico

VIEQUES, Puerto Rico (Sept. 30, 2017) Sailors assigned to the amphibious dock landing ship USS Oak Hill (LSD 51) supply equipment and fuel on Vieques island in Puerto Rico to support Hurricane Maria relief efforts…
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